Green Climate Fund – Funding Proposal Design Package Sierra Leone & West Central Africa

Save the Children

Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Save the Children International is inviting submissions of Expression of Interest (EOI) from consultants, firms, or consortiums to undertake the development of the funding proposal package to be submitted to Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a community-based climate change adaptation project in Sierra Leone.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Save the Children International is working with the Environmental Protection Agency in Sierra Leone to develop a large-scale community-based adaptation project for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP) will address key climate drivers and their causal impact on local communities’ adaptive capacity.

Save the Children is the world’s leading international non-governmental organization for children with a presence in over 120 countries. Their vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Their mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children International’s work brings together partners, communities, civil society and government agencies to develop programs that are sustainable and bring long-term benefit to children and their families. In Sierra Leone, Save the Children works across a range of sectors, including child protection, education, health, gender, climate change adaptation and food security and livelihoods in partnership with government and civil society partners. As of November 2019, Save the Children Australia, representing Save the Children globally, is an Accredited Entity[1] to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The Green Climate Fund[2] is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. The GCF aims to catalyse a flow of climate finance to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient development, driving a paradigm shift in the global response to climate change. GCF activities are aligned with the priorities of developing countries through the principle of country ownership. The Fund pays particular attention to the needs of societies that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African countries. Sierra Leone is both an African country and an LDC.

Sierra Leone is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change primarily due to its extreme exposure to natural hazards and its limited adaptive capacity. Communities suffer an existing ‘adaptation deficit’ – often lacking the capacity to manage current climate variability and extremes. This undermines their resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP) will be a community-based climate change adaptation project focused on building the adaptive capacity of coastal communities in Sierra Leone. SLCRP will partner with targeted communities to: reduce climate-related vulnerability; increase resilience to climate variability, extremes and change; and build long-term adaptive capacity necessary to pursue sustainable, development pathways across a range of potential climate futures.

This will be achieved via three interlinked objectives:

  1. Support scalable local climate-resilient investments in agricultural value chains to enhance food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable households (specifically female- and youth-headed households).
  2. Increase the resilience of coastal landscapes and assets to climate change impacts to provide long-term resources for community resilience, wellbeing and ecosystem vitality, informed by the voices of the most vulnerable and affected.
  3. Empower marginalised groups (particularly women and youth) to access the new skills, networks, markets, and adaptive institutions they need to make productive contributions to local development in a changing climate.

The purpose of this consultancy is to undertake a range of assessments and field work, including a feasibility study of the project’s framework, climate rationale and activities, in order to develop a project funding proposal that ensures the proposed approach is based on sufficient evidence and is fit for purpose and likely to achieve the project’s objectives, in line with GCF requirements.

AIM

The GCF requires[3] a comprehensive design package for submission as part of a Funding Proposal (FP) from an accredited entity. Save the Children (SC) Sierra Leone requires consultancy services to fulfil the following key requirements for its FP. SC has structured the work into key components and have a preference for contracting one firm or consortium with the relevant skillset and experience to deliver all aspects of the work outlined.  However, Save the Children reserves the right to split the work across multiple firms or consortium in the event that we believe that would further our ability to submit a strong proposal package to the GCF.   

Component 1–    Completed feasibility studies, including the following:a.     Assessment of the country context (including policy and legislation settings, complimentary programming, overview of key relevant sectors of the economy and market/value chain analysis)b.     Country’s climate (historical and recent trends), climate change projections and impact on key sectors of interestc.     Climate change problem analysis and identification of core climate change problemd.     Project’s theory of change and approach to addressing the core problem and detailing of components, outputs and activity descriptionse.     Stakeholder engagement (summary of annex)f.      Project’s governance structure and financial management, as well as M&E arrangements (summary of annex)g.     Alignment of the project with GCF investment criteriah.     Sustainability and exit strategyi.      Vulnerability assessment (for beneficiary targeting)j.      Nature-based solutions and conservation analysisk.     Livelihood sector analysisl.      Market, technology and agricultural value chains analysis-       Gender equality and social inclusion assessment and project-level action plan –       Field data collection and design testing-       Project implementation timetable, including key project milestones-       Project monitoring and evaluation plan-       Map(s) indicating the location of proposed interventions-       Summary of consultations and stakeholder engagement plan-       Completed funding proposal narrative template
Component 2–       Economic and or financial analysis
Component 3–       Environmental and social safeguards analysis

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 25TH 2021 at 19:30 GMT

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[1] Green Climate Fund: https://www.greenclimate.fund/ae/sca

[2] Green Climate Fund: https://www.greenclimate.fund/about

[3]Green Climate Fund:https://www.greenclimate.fund/sites/default/files/document/gcf-programming-manual.pdf 

Green Climate Fund – Sierra Leone Funding Proposal Package

Save the Children International is inviting submissions of Expression of Interest (EOI) from consultants, firms, or consortiums to undertake the development of the funding proposal package to be submitted to Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a community-based climate change adaptation project in Sierra Leone.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Save the Children International is working with the Environmental Protection Agency in Sierra Leone to develop a large-scale community-based adaptation project for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP) will address key climate drivers and their causal impact on local communities’ adaptive capacity.

Save the Children is the world’s leading international non-governmental organization for children with a presence in over 120 countries. Their vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Their mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children International’s work brings together partners, communities, civil society and government agencies to develop programs that are sustainable and bring long-term benefit to children and their families. In Sierra Leone, Save the Children works across a range of sectors, including child protection, education, health, gender, climate change adaptation and food security and livelihoods in partnership with government and civil society partners. As of November 2019, Save the Children Australia, representing Save the Children globally, is an Accredited Entity[1] to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The Green Climate Fund[2] is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change. The GCF aims to catalyse a flow of climate finance to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient development, driving a paradigm shift in the global response to climate change. GCF activities are aligned with the priorities of developing countries through the principle of country ownership. The Fund pays particular attention to the needs of societies that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African countries. Sierra Leone is both an African country and an LDC.

Sierra Leone is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change primarily due to its extreme exposure to natural hazards and its limited adaptive capacity. Communities suffer an existing ‘adaptation deficit’ – often lacking the capacity to manage current climate variability and extremes. This undermines their resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP) will be a community-based climate change adaptation project focused on building the adaptive capacity of coastal communities in Sierra Leone. SLCRP will partner with targeted communities to: reduce climate-related vulnerability; increase resilience to climate variability, extremes and change; and build long-term adaptive capacity necessary to pursue sustainable, development pathways across a range of potential climate futures.

This will be achieved via three interlinked objectives:

  1. Support scalable local climate-resilient investments in agricultural value chains to enhance food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable households (specifically female- and youth-headed households).
  2. Increase the resilience of coastal landscapes and assets to climate change impacts to provide long-term resources for community resilience, wellbeing and ecosystem vitality, informed by the voices of the most vulnerable and affected.
  3. Empower marginalised groups (particularly women and youth) to access the new skills, networks, markets, and adaptive institutions they need to make productive contributions to local development in a changing climate.

The purpose of this consultancy is to undertake a range of assessments and field work, including a feasibility study of the project’s framework, climate rationale and activities, in order to develop a project funding proposal that ensures the proposed approach is based on sufficient evidence and is fit for purpose and likely to achieve the project’s objectives, in line with GCF requirements.

AIM

The GCF requires[3] a comprehensive design package for submission as part of a Funding Proposal (FP) from an accredited entity. Save the Children (SC) Sierra Leone requires consultancy services to fulfil the following key requirements for its FP. SC has structured the work into key components and have a preference for contracting one firm or consortium with the relevant skillset and experience to deliver all aspects of the work outlined.  However, Save the Children reserves the right to split the work across multiple firms or consortium in the event that we believe that would further our ability to submit a strong proposal package to the GCF.   

Component 1–    Completed feasibility studies, including the following:a.     Assessment of the country context (including policy and legislation settings, complimentary programming, overview of key relevant sectors of the economy and market/value chain analysis)b.     Country’s climate (historical and recent trends), climate change projections and impact on key sectors of interestc.     Climate change problem analysis and identification of core climate change problemd.     Project’s theory of change and approach to addressing the core problem and detailing of components, outputs and activity descriptionse.     Stakeholder engagement (summary of annex)f.      Project’s governance structure and financial management, as well as M&E arrangements (summary of annex)g.     Alignment of the project with GCF investment criteriah.     Sustainability and exit strategyi.      Vulnerability assessment (for beneficiary targeting)j.      Nature-based solutions and conservation analysisk.     Livelihood sector analysisl.      Market, technology and agricultural value chains analysis-       Gender equality and social inclusion assessment and project-level action plan –       Field data collection and design testing-       Project implementation timetable, including key project milestones-       Project monitoring and evaluation plan-       Map(s) indicating the location of proposed interventions-       Summary of consultations and stakeholder engagement plan-       Completed funding proposal narrative template
Component 2–       Economic and or financial analysis
Component 3–       Environmental and social safeguards analysis

[1] Green Climate Fund: https://www.greenclimate.fund/ae/sca

[2] Green Climate Fund: https://www.greenclimate.fund/about

[3]Green Climate Fund:https://www.greenclimate.fund/sites/default/files/document/gcf-programming-manual.pdf

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions:

[email protected]

Submissions:

[email protected]

REFERENCE

ITT-EXT-WCA-SLE-001

DATES

Opening date: 4 November 2021

Closing date: 25 November 2021

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